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Instructor Bios

Neeraj Korde

Neeraj Korde has been teaching tango at the 8th style school of tango for a couple of years now. He continues to learn mostly at the 8th Style and from other masters when he can. His love for the music has inspired him to DJ local milongas as well. Open to all ideas he strives to maintain a crisp elegance in his dance and work on a fluid aesthetic. As a teacher he takes pride in his students progress. His primary influences are Jaimes Friedgen and Youtube.

Olivier Poudou

Olivier Poudou fell in love with tango seven years ago at the Michigan Argentine Tango Club in Ann Arbor. Among an incredibly talented bunch of U of M students who shared the same passion, he learned to dance, deejay, teach and organize the tango life of this vibrant, young community.

Olivier teaches tango with an ardent emphasis on musicality, generosity and intent. He believes that success in tango is achieved by channeling musical emotions towards one's partner, and that sheer tango bliss is easily reached when equipped with a simple understanding of the embrace and with fundamental walking technique. His classes are fun and creative - but be prepared to be challenged!

Go Blue!

Ramu Pyreddy - bio coming soon!

Tentative Schedule

Note: Changes to schedule and venue are possible.

Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Location: Vitosha
6:00pm - 7:30pm Introduction to Salon - Neeraj
Drills to get in shape and basic elements of salon.
All Levels
9:00pm - 1:00am Milonga
DJ: Gloria

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009

Location: Anderson Room, Michigan Union
1:00pm-2:30pm The three pillars of tango: embrace, walk and musicality - Olivier
All Levels
3:00pm-4:30pm Milonga made easy (part 1) - Ramu All Levels
5:00pm-6:30pm Exploring salon turns - Neeraj Intermediate
9:00pm-1:00am Milonga
DJ: Olivier

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009

Location: Vandenberg, Michigan League
1:00pm-2:30pm Milonga made easy (part 2) - Ramu All Levels
2:45pm-4:15pm Sacadas - Neeraj
Bread and butter of salon tango.
4:30pm-6:00pm Use Your Noodle, Play With Your Body, Or Why You Don't Need an Instructor To Dance Tango - Olivier Advanced
7:00pm-11:00pm Milonga
DJ: Ramu

Pricing and Registration

Two ways to secure Early Registration prices:
1. Pay in-person at any of the club events on or before Nov. 18, 2009.
2. Mail a check (to the order of MATC), post-marked on or before Nov. 18, 2009 to:

Michigan Argentine Tango Club
c/o Nahi Ojeil
1213 McIntyre Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Note: Regular club passes (series/milonga/Half-year/Full-year) will not apply for events during these workshops. You must purchase workshop passes separately.

Student Non-student

Early Registration
(payment on
or before Nov. 18, 2009)

Full Workshop Weekend Pass
(All workshops and milongas
$30 $35

At the door

Full Workshop Weekend Pass
(All workshops and milongas
$35 $45
Friday Pass
(1 workshop + 1 milonga)
$10 $15
Saturday or Sunday Pass
(3 workshops + 1 milonga)
$20 $30
Any one milonga
$5 $10
Any one workshop (if space is available) $10 $15

Private Lessons

If you are interested in taking private lessons, please email your request to


Friday: Vitosha, 1917 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (Map)
The Vitosha property has entrances off of 3 streets: Washtenaw, Berkshire, and Lorraine. Free parking on surface streets. For those with allergies, please note a dog and cat live in the Vitosha Haus.

Saturday: Michigan Union, 530 S. State, Ann Arbor 48104 (Map)
(The Anderson Room is located on the 1st floor.)

Sunday: Michigan League, 911 N. University, Ann Arbor 48104 (Map)
(The Vandenberg Room is located on the 2nd floor.)

Questions? Concerns?

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email us at